Thread: Nat'l Security DoD lifts ban on women in combat
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:48 AM   #46
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I had to refamiliarize myself with this from 2005 when I read about it first. But here it is.

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Originally Posted by LiveSteam View Post
She was in the combat zone or front line going after 5 marines that had been hit by motor fire I believe.
DoD regulations and congressional law have excluded women in combat as well as from being mixed in with combat missions. However, in Iraq, women were assigned to "forward support units that 'collocate [i.e., are embedded side by side] with units assigned a direct ground combat mission.'"


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Frustrated by the Army's devious behavior, Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and John McHugh (R-NY) tried to add an amendment to the military appropriations bill to codify the current DoD regulations which the Army seems to have difficulty understanding.

The Army's own opinion surveys prior to 2001 consistently reported that 85 to 90 percent of enlisted women oppose "being assigned to combat units on the same basis as men." Women enlistees have a right to expect the Army to obey current policy and law.
http://www.eagleforum.org/column/200.../05-06-01.html
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